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for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to conjure report on our. latest news in the week's top stories washington fails to get the world on side for an attack on syria discount support from the g. twenty and the e.u. and while russia takes a stand saying the rebels are perking foreign intervention. and he sees the brutality all that civil war first and the syrian army tries to clear out i do think fighters from an ancient christian village. that astounds president condemns the latest nato airstrike that killed up to nine civilians including children something the alliance itself denies. and that moscow votes for a new left and exults point to a victory for the acting chief leaving a position that he hadn't seen the browning training well behind the capital's
first such election in any decade. and he's wrinkling news review on carried out. it's been a tough week for u.s. secretary of state john kerry he's been trying to convince the european union to get on board a military strike on syria and the regime's use of chemical weapons to carry presented no new evidence against the syrian government few countries are willing to rush into action without u.n. approval now says president obama has made no farm decision on whether to strike pound u. turn from last week so far turkey and france have been first in line to back u.s. action rock obama wasn't able to change the minds of the other world leaders at the g twenty summits but agreed that tough action should be taken into endorse
intervention auntie's in the sonali was that. i was elected to end wars and not start a u.s. military intervention in syria dominated talks that the g twenty but if obama was looking to gather overwhelming support at the summit he didn't get it in st petersburg there is no military solution there is lot military service we will not participate in military action. aside from france turkey and saudi arabia a few countries expressed outright support for obama's proposal a military strike in a joint statement they condemned the use of chemical weapons blaming the after government and called for some kind of response but they stopped short of backing a u.s. attack on syria summit host president putin accused the rebels of being behind a chemical weapons attack near damascus all guests that he says was carried out to
discredit the syrian authorities in the eyes of the west just the way. i view everything about how to get the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria. by the count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported them that's the reason for the provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for. self defense and we know that syria has talked to us only if the un security council approves the action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday that those who do otherwise put themselves above the law. obama continues to insist also it was behind the attack and he won't wait for the u.s. to respond to be assad's regime brazen use of chemical weapons isn't just a syrian tragedy it's a threat to global peace and security the u.s. president is due to address the american public on tuesday and try to make his best
argument for an attack on syria one that failed to convince global partners at the g. twenty. summit could have been a last chance for a political solution to the syria crisis or at least an attempt to push forward with diplomacy but leaders part of st petersburg split solidly on those for or against military intervention in the syrian war what has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history reporting from the g. twenty and he's been that way r t. well tensions over syria didn't completely overshadow the talks in some places but it was me aimed at tackling the world's economic issues. the main thesis a chief insult before him and also gets m f chief christine the gods firsthand opinion on the state of the global economy.
now the u.s. congress is still divided over whether to attack syria in the first senate showdown vote expected on wednesday in the vestry of the nine eleven attacks. i. would lose the chance for me out in washington d.c. the crowds marching from the white house to capitol hill and the n.b.c. poll the nearly eighty percent of americans think the president needs congressional approval for any armed response against syria however says still have the authority to order a military strike without the americans support. so far the polls are showing that more than half of americans are against any strikes on syria that figure is even higher in france and the u.k. a sixteen eighty percent respectively are against military action or similar sentiments shared in germany and italy the percentage of those against intervention in syria's neighbor turkey even higher both houses of the u.s.
congress are this week expected to vote on how to tackle syria let's look at all of tentatively where they stand at the moment all right now when you add up both democrats and republicans in the senate twenty three their senators are in favor of the president's plan for intervening and twenty seven are against if we look at the lower chamber of the u.s. congress the house of representatives because it comes up to will only twenty five there it stops members support a military strike while two hundred twenty seven oppose intervention just a reminder that two hundred seventeen votes in total on the did in the house and fifty one in the senate for any resolution on syria to pass. syrian president bashar assad meanwhile says he had nothing to do with any chemical weapons attack there is no evidence linking him to it in the u.s. that claim was backed up in a letter to president obama written by former intelligence and military analysts say mcgovern is a cia veteran who signed that letter earlier he told my colleague kevin knowing
about the mood on capitol hill and why he thinks administration could be softening its stance. yes friday kerry went before the cameras and say we got to do this and here's the not intelligence assessment mind you but the government assessment meaning the white has white house had a chance to massage it had it edited ok it is the a set and it didn't hold up to scrutiny or apparently the military got to the president and i see some evidence of this next thing we know that the president has changed his mind on saturday afternoon and the only thing that really intervened was the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey telling the president look you know it's going to be really hard as we're going to be really hard to explain what we have to do this now we could do this tomorrow or next week or next month we don't really have to do it now and the president said that and justifying his delay now what's more evidence lindsey graham and john mccain the next
day just took off after the joint chiefs of staff chairman in a very personal and vindictive way because they know that finally the military leaders went to the president said look you know we know we know you've been told that this is going to be easy and limit all our stuff but these guys and these gals don't know a thing about war we do how do you think the congressional votes going to play out in the upcoming vote which way is it going to go i talked to a congressman last night for five minutes and it was very clear that he pledged to house leader nancy pelosi that he would vote according to what that what the president says because we have to protect the president and are you could have are you going to say that the president is why you don't have to say the president is lying when you do need to say according to our information is that the president being given the intelligence because john brennan the head of the cia and james clapper it can be confessed perjury or have thought it in their interests to to
cater to the wishes of the white house which have been very clear this time we want to strike syria. those calls for an intervention brought to the sarin gas attack outside damascus last month merge that british firms have supplied chemicals to syria can be used to make the deadly nerve agent u.k. government this week admit to approving the sales which was six years up until twenty ten just before the civil war broke out. to yass the government's departed to business innovation and skills to comment on the situation where they said on monday that the company which ordered these chemicals provided proof that they would be used for entirely innocent purposes leaving the window frames and the medium shows that the less intelligent so experts have condemned the deliveries is grossly irresponsible. furtherance of the. business secretary vince cable certainly going to be facing some tough questions these revelations that the
british government has granted export licenses. as yet unnamed british company now this first for substances to be sent to syria and it was due to so-called chilled substances and that was tassie influence and so he and flew right in both these agents can be easily precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas those export license is granted by the department for business innovation and skills it's reported in january the seventeenth and eighteenth there are going to be questions tabled in parliament really working through and scrutinize exactly how these licenses for chemical agents that could be used in the types of weapons that the syrian government big accused of using on their own people were granted for a british company to send to syria. meanwhile in syria itself the violence
continues with the ancient christian for the it's of milou the thing turned into a battleground government troops are attempting to clear our affiliate rebels from the area which was overrun a few days ago parties were for national suited a trip inside. we entered my lula through its ancient gages burnt and in recent attacks shortly after the syrian army announces that most of the militants were pushed back signs of the recent battle and destruction a reverie where we were told to move fast and to follow the military is the cause without stopping or even slowing down there are some parts of the road where we have to speed up offices still fear they could be snipers around we hear them shouting go go fast on one turn we suddenly stop. for a minute. it's hard to understand exactly what's happened we only hear a loud boom and feel the earth shake. we get out of the car to take
a look around right now inside our little. christian community all over the world now it is a battlefield look at this. and then we realized we have london in the heart of this battle as suddenly bullets started flying around us we've ended model of village with the army but just just a few minutes later they told us to get back the militants launch an attack fire in and throw in explosives from the safety of high ground so this is what we're doing right now we're coming back to you to the entrance this is where. a car bomb exploded on wednesday morning and this is how it all started after a suicide attack militants mostly from a job by the looser group stormed in and since then the question is have been
continuing for three days and sure as you can see they are considered now soldiers firing shots back but they can't even see enemy fighters who are cooped up in the hiding places. and. the real militants in that my little now and. us a few hotel this is the mountaintop hotel which one my. brother told me up. front but. also from behind the mountains surrounding the ma lula village and that's is where the danger lies because the route many snipers and the rah rah could grenades and the rock warms mortar boards was even see the situation on the ground it is very hard you can see that the army is rick rubin right now but this. is that
. because this is. what the american congress starts debates on syria when. you know the decision made thousands of kilometers away from the battlefield will affect this. but exactly how it is not easy to predict. from in syria. more stories to go ahead including the battle for moscow the majority of votes counted things don't look promising for position. bring you all the latest on that. complicated gadgets and bugs come out of date. tools to get a good look at your personal data and phone calls and e-mails and the computer where installed is fair game and introduce you to
a british company and then the new technology. after authorities say they're up to nine civilians including children were among the fifteen people killed by the latest nato air strike in the country. has already condemned the attack but the alliance insists that only militants were killed while four afghan troops start on time militants set off a bomb at the entrance of the compound to start some of the country's capital kabul all this ahead of the shuttle's withdrawal of coalition troops from the country by the end of twenty fourteen. of journalist break so the presence of foreign soldiers is caused a spike in levels of insurgency. the civilian death toll shows us over the over ten years that look nato is not winning in afghanistan fighting militants is very very difficult and civilian casualties have been known to increase even though nato called these position precision attacks not very precise with the afghanistan want
of border regions of pakistan civilians are paying the cost of this war since the occupation started the taliban have seen an increase in support there it's almost that the movement has been revived civilians normal people are looking for someone to resist against the occupation and i think that as you see the increase of civilian casualties if people's brothers sisters fathers homes are destroyed people are murdered family members killed they will turn to those people and say look we can free you of this oppression. muscovites headed to the polls to decide who's going to be there they're more than ninety percent of the ballots counted so far the latest figures indicate that the incumbent case of yunnan holds a clear lead with more than fifty one percent vote in all the opposition candidate needs a distant second just twenty seven percent what is your personal force initially it
was widely expected that acting in the would most probably beat his main rival and candidate from the opposition and it seemed that way only in this election and the question was is this going to happen in the first. or second round. the voter turnout was around thirty two percent which is frankly much less of their initially expected now this. eleven thousand observers many of them a large part of them are actually independent activists also web cameras were installed at over thirty six hundred polling stations across the whole city in an effort to ensure transparency this is the first time moscow is choosing amir since two thousand and three so lots of attention is being paid to how to how fair is going to be held throughout the course of the voting itself there were no reports of major violations but it's really the focus is really now on how these ballots
are going to be counted since that's what's really going to decide whether or not a second round will be there and that will only happen if neither candidate manages to pass the fifty percent mark now six candidates are taking part in this election but clearly the main rivals are acting valiant and. now for mr ban and he's already been in charge of the city for over two years now but for i don't see now why this is really his first attempt at such a high political post he is quite a controversial figure in russia partially due to his connection with the nationalist he did become one of the leaders of the opposition movement during last year's wave of mass protests he's also known as anti corruption online projects but in july he himself was found guilty of investment and sentenced to five years behind bars he was released. on bail many analysts actually say that that didn't only allow him to take part in this election but also may have served as additional
public city misson i mean is planning to appeal that sentence after the election he was also saying that no matter what the outcome of the vote would be he's already received the green light from the authorities to hold a rally on monday in central moscow to meet with his supporters and we are waiting for the final results in the final figures. most stories for you online including wasteful spending britain's minister of defense is said to have squandered about one point five billion pounds in clerical blunders in the counting areas to r.t. dot com full story. hundred seventy year old man squares off against what city in arkansas of a food tragic tale of a gunfight on our website. despite its being overshadowed by the syrian crisis the g twenty summit still managed to address its core business of tackling the world's economic issues among those who are tax avoidance
unemployment an emerging economy struggle to support themselves most of artie's venture capital program. has details. we did have a big financial decisions that were made and we know the only official agenda it was to do with job period and how to tackle the vast amounts of unemployment another big theme here was the volatility that the emerging markets and now currently faced with and that was in light of ben bernanke the federal reserve chairman saying that he's going to be pulling the plug on his stimulus measures because of that investors have been pulling that cast out of what is perceived to be risky assets i managed to catch up with the international monetary fund chief christine lagarde and i asked her for her opinion on the current state of the global economy but about monetary stimulus do you think that these measures have run their course and they simply doesn't work that we need pain in the short term in order for healthier what would you say that the monetary policy doesn't work
because we believe that it does hard to free positive effects and certainly seeing the u.s. economy and the japanese economy pick up as they are of the moment despite the. you know fiscal. door in place and that we would like to see improved a bit i managed to catch up with the former finance minister of russia alexei could today and he referred to these cash injections as almost like a job going to work america. its current state can be characterized as being on life support for its vital functions are being kept running by the federal reserve the european central bank and other banks it's like a constant cash in directions this should only be temporary if a sick man goes through treatment and it doesn't help there's no point continuing it but there's something else i want to talk about is the brick development bank because this was a breakthrough as well and we have the countries of course i'm talking about brazil russia india china south africa and they have set up these which just to put it
into context for you would rival the likes of the i.m.f. and the world bank if it was that as a safety net to support the struggling emerging economies so there was a danger that the political tensions would completely override the proceedings but there was certainly plenty business deals on agreements made here at the g. twenty in st petersburg. in today's capital santiago the t.v. crew of r.t. spies charles caught up in a time all or erupted i think initially peaceful march commemorating the victims of general goes to and she's doing one hundred seventy three where is the food is received from them we're seeing is the police chasing radical you see had hijacked a rally by three days in building barricades parties spanish correspondent was asked describe the actions of the authorities as brutal as he wanted on a verse of the coup that overthrew the socialist administration later resulted in thousands of people being killed and detained by the military government and sixty thousand people relatives of conditions victims among them took part in the full
march. for a group of armed men of storm several bars in a remote city in guatemala they at least fifteen people living scores wounded assailants a skate on a seized car he also told the show's brief the attack would be related to gang violence in the region western nations on the way. the philippine the port city of zamboanga has been overrun by suspected it was the rebels according to reports one soldier's been killed and six others wounded in clashes with the moral national liberation front the group is holding at least twenty hostages in four different districts and decades old insurgency by muslim rebels in the south of the main attack country has claimed more than one hundred fifty thousand lives. tester's roads leading to one of the world's largest arms fairs in london and with thirteen
hundred military and security companies will be displaying their hardware at the event set to launch on monday grace were called in to manage the situation but no clashes we wanted antiwar groups id card is arms sales to countries all rights records. india has deployed hundreds of troops dispersed riots between hindus and muslims in a state of lots of protests the claim twenty one lives so far ballance erupted in relig after the killing of three villages who had objected when a young woman who's been verbally abused a curfew has been imposed after the turmoil spread to several neighboring towns. very british firm has been revealed as the brains behind invasive spying software which allows clients including governments to get a little surveillance access to people's computers now international was named in the latest weekly leaks tranche of so-called spy files this week exposing close
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or just install. browsing the web site. behind me all gamma international's headquarters from where the company develops and sells the capability to tap into anyone's smartphone. reporters without borders have named the company one of the five corporate enemies of the internet. the technology is marketed worldwide to law enforcement agencies as a way of identifying and catching serious criminals but human rights campaigners say that the software is regularly sold to repressive political regimes where the definition of criminals can be somewhat different as one human rights campaigner in bahrain found out she says that gammas been spice of this was used to target her after she took part in anti-government protests look like a genuine email addresses from another political activist saying that they were
going to begin talks with the king of bahrain about the future of the country so i was in fact very intrigued. very curious the manufacturer was government and national just opened my eyes into this other world of surveillance technology monitoring so we know that british intelligence carries out this kind of activities but also allowing private the private sector to carry out these kind of activities for other foreign governments researches have identified spy servers around the globe you saw a big target against activists journalists last year. servers with spyware it appears could be used in another number of other countries such as turkmenistan carter we also found a sample of the spyware weapons by spyware appeared to be targeted back to ethiopia the scary thing of these from our perspective is that this technology in chapter work for it around the world without any sort of debris it may be the stuff
of spying movies but campaigners say the british government needs to wake up and start regulating the invasive technology is falling into we need to start acting like the weapons that can be used online are exactly the same as the kind of weapons like bombs and guns that can be used to hurt people. coming off in the worlds apart with folks on a boy she discusses with a strike on syria is justified so after the break here in alt.
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